A barrow 1000m NW of Octagon Farm: part of a Neolithic and Bronze Age mortuary complex

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1007329

Date first listed: 19-May-1993

Map

Ordnance survey map of A barrow 1000m NW of Octagon Farm: part of a Neolithic and Bronze Age mortuary complex
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Location

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District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: TL 08668 49999

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

The barrow 1000m north-west of Octagon Farm will retain archaeological information and environmental evidence relating to the construction of the monument and the landscape in which it was built. The barrow's association with the group of mortuary monuments around it will contribute additional information regarding the continuity and evolution of funerary practices in this area during the Prehistoric period.

History

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Details

The monument includes the remains of a barrow initially recorded from aerial photographs and situated between the River Great Ouse and the Elstow Brook, south-east of Bedford. Although no longer visible at ground level the barrow is represented by a circular ring ditch, which can be clearly seen on aerial photographs, enclosing the area of the levelled burial mound. The ditch measures 21m in diameter.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 5 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 20752

Legacy System: RSM

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